Catch ups.


Hello lovelies, how have you all been? This is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and catch up with you all. There’s a sink full of dishes to be done, but I’ve made a coffee and I’m taking five minutes out from my chores.

I’m feeling great today because I’ve finally finished another quilt. The recent lockdowns came right when I had run out of fabric to start any new major projects and online shopping wasn’t really an option. To fill the void, I delved deep into my scrap bins LoL.

I had 64 ragged and fraying Flying Geese blocks and 11 bear blocks to work with. I’ve unpicked, starched, pressed, trimmed and reassembled them all. The end result is the Scrap Bin Bears quilt. I think they turned out really well for a quilt made from blocks that were going to be binned (two bears didn’t make the cut).

Next out of the scrap bin are these panda blocks. The original quilt was a failure from my point of view, so I unpicked the entire quilt and I’m putting it back together again in a different layout. I haven’t sorted out the borders properly yet but that’s my job for tomorrow.

I also have an enormous amount of soft blue Tilda scraps, among others, that I’m putting together into log cabin blocks. They are gorgeously pretty and I love how they’re coming together.

Peppermint Stitches opened up fully this week and I was able to pop down on Friday to grab some new fabrics. I’m planning on spending the next couple of weeks finishing up the scrap bin quilts, then I’ll pull out the stops with some new projects.

I hope you’ve all been safe and well in these difficult times. Much love to all, toni xx

4 thoughts on “Catch ups.

  1. Hi Toni:

    I certainly appreciate the time you have invested in the two quilts and LOVE them.

    Stay well.

    Myra McGonigle North Carolina USA

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  2. For coming out of your “scrap bin,” these quilts are wonderful!! I love the bright colors. I wish I had your “scrap bin.” It certainly shows your creativity hasn’t stopped.

  3. Love 5hat you rescued your bin scraps. You are very talented and make me challenge myself . Thank you for your efforts always

  4. I hope that those two bears who didn’t make the cut haven’t gone in the bin. They deserved to be cushions or bags or something. I feel sorry for them.

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